Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort (池の平温泉スキー場) in Myoko Kogen is a medium sized ski resort with 8 ski lifts that offers skiers an impressive 700 metres (2296 feet) of vertical descent. The resort enjoys long, wooded trails and wide, gentle slopes in two distinct skiing areas.
Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort
Ikenotaira is the perfect place for families just starting out their ski adventures…
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Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort: About
The Ikenotaira Ski Area enjoys long, wooded trails and wide, gentle slopes over two distinct skiing areas. The main, central run is good quality with plenty of untouched fields of powder nearby. There is enough terrain to keep beginner to intermediate skiers & snowboarders interested for the day whilst the more advanced will go looking for lines in the trees. There is no really challenging terrain or steeps.
The far left of the mountain (Alpenblick side) tends to be much quieter with no ropes and plenty of scope for in the trees and/or under the lifts action. The ski area in Ikenotaira also has what the resort boasts as, ‘Japan’s premier snowboard park’ (see video) which was put together by a local pro snowboarder. Park rats will love the updates for 2017/18 season (see below). A large childrens play area, retreat and ski school is adjacent to main ticket office.
Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort: Resort Stats
Skiable Area: 60 HA
Longest Run: 4500 metres
Childcare / Kids Park: Yes
Half Pipes: No
Terrain Parks: Yes
Cross-country available: Yes
Elevation: 1,500 metres
Vertical Drop: 700 metres
Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort: Ski Runs
Trails: 10 (Beg: 40% Int: 45% Adv: 15%)
Ikenotaira: Lift Tickets 2016/17:
| Afternoon (12:00-16:30)
||Weekdays only – 22,000yen
Ikenotaira Onsen Resort: Trail Map
Average snow depth in Ikenotaira Onsen
Ikenotaira Onsen: Resort Contact
Phone: 0255 86-2370 | Website (Japanese)
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Ikenotaira Onsen: Access
Nearest station: Myoko Kogen – Access Map (Japanese – courtesy of Snow Navi)
Tokyo Ski Buses to Ikenotaira Onsen
During January and February the Myoko Snowliner from Harajuku (Tokyo) to Ikenotaira Landmark Cafe is 6,000 return
Between December and April Travex runs a ski bus service direct from Tokyo Station or Ikebukero to the following ski resort areas – Suginohara, Ikenotaira and Akakura.
Ski Bus Club also runs both night and day bus services between Tokyo Station, Shinjuku and Ikebukero to Myoko Kogen, Suginohara, Ikenotaira and Akakura Onsen.
The cost for both services is 4,000 yen one way or 7,500 yen return.
Niigata Ski Buses to Ikenotaira Onsen
The Myoko Snowliner from Niigata University/Niigata Station (south entrance) to Landmark Cafe Ikenotaira (and Myoko Suginohara) is only 2,900 yen for the round trip. Packages inc. lift ticket are also available.
Ikenotaira Onsen: Weather Forecast
Ikenotaira Onsen Webcam – Imori Pond
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Don’t forget to pick up a kebab for lunch or try one of the many other great meals at Ikenotaira Ski Resort! Visitor supplied pic.
Ikenotaira Onsen: Ski Video (with some rad jumps!)
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